Shiva Nataraja, Anonymous, 1100 - 1200

Shiva Nataraja, Anonymous, 1100 - 1200

bronze (metal), h 153.0cm × w 114.5cm. More details

Shiva, in his manifestation as Nataraja (King of Dancers), represented in the anandatandava pose and encircled by a halo of fire, is both the creator and destroyer of the world. Beneath his foot is a dwarf, symbolizing ignorance. Richly decorated bronze figures of Hindu gods were carried in procession on feast days. Carrying poles were inserted through the rings on the base.

Asian sculpture Shiva Animals Asian art

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